The wages sin pays is death. Romans 6:23.
Hell is the Bible's grave and everyone gets out of it. Rev. 20:13, 14. It is not eternal anything.
Rev. 20 ASV
12 And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead that were in it; and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, even the lake of fire.
After everyone gets out of hell, then they are judge for 1,000 years by Jesus and the quota of judges up in heaven. Then they are either written in the book of life or merit the eternal second death.
Isaiah 26 ASV
9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee earnestly: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
10 Let favor be showed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal wrongfully, and will not behold the majesty of Jehovah.
Acts 24:15 NASB
15having a hope in God, which (A)these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.
Ecclesiastes 9 NASB
2(D)It is the same for all There is (E)one fate for the righteous and for the wicked; for the good, for the clean and for the unclean; for the man who offers a sacrifice and for the one who does not sacrifice. As the good man is, so is the sinner; as the swearer is, so is the one who is afraid to swear.
3This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is (F)one fate for all men Furthermore, (G)the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil and (H)insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. Afterwards they go to the dead.
4For whoever is joined with all the living, there is hope; surely a live dog is better than a dead lion.
5For the living know they will die; but the dead (I)do not know anything, nor have they any longer a reward, for their (J)memory is forgotten.
Until the thousand year judgement day, ALL dead are in the same place which is hell/grave. The judges go to heaven first in the first resurrection. When ALL the heavenly class is in heaven and Armageddon has occurred, then the completed group start resurrecting the rest of the dead back to earth. Rev. 20:4-6, 1 Cor. 6:2, 3.
God isn't doing the judging or punishing of people. Those who go to heaven do it. So it cannot start until all are in heaven.